Thank you for your interest in this exciting group to be offered 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm at Community Holistic Health Center (409 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026). The dates for the course will be: October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15. Preference will be given to participants who can commit to attending at least 5 of the 6 classes. This course is offered on a donation basis, so please consider your current financial situation and the usual cost of such workshops and give as generously as you can to the non-profit Community Holistic Health Center, where we will be meeting.
This will be a small and intimate group intended for those of us who have begun to get a sense that a new way of being in the world is possible, one that stems from compassion and interconnectedness, one that allows us to make our unique and tremendously important contributions to life. This is not a career seminar, though sculpting our purpose and delving into what truly inspires us may indeed influence our work as well.
We will engage in a variety of approachable mindfulness exercises to get in touch with our core essence and also a number of experiential exercises designed by Rod Stryker, Bill Burnett, Dave Evans and others to gain access to what motivates us and what specific and special gifts we have to offer. We will have frequent check-ins in the larger group as well as partner work, which will allow community to support us in unraveling obstacles and becoming accustomed to new ways of thinking and being.
Above all, we will be upholding a safe space where it is ok to experiment, try on new selves and attitudes, be vulnerable, and not feel any pressure to do anything right or well! This is all about exploring with others who care and are willing to do the same thing. Nobody will be pressured to share anything before they are ready, but together we will begin to face the fear that invariably shows up around the unfamiliar and unknowable.
I (Jen Peters, MA, registered psychotherapist and counseling intern at CHHC) am drawn to lead this group because I am constantly in the process of reinventing myself and updating my actions as new insights and necessities arise. I feel an urgency in the atmosphere today from others who are trying to do the same. I have always felt a bit alone in this venture. So many people seem to be born to do a certain job, follow the American dream and live happily ever after, or at least, they thoroughly invest in appearing to do so. For me and many of my closest colleagues and friends, it seems to be a bit more complicated…!
In my first four decades I have seriously pursued music, literature, neuroscience, yoga, meditation and psychotherapy, and I have been shaped by international travel, chronic illness, inspiring beings, and the increasingly difficult circumstances all Earthlings are facing at the moment. It is not easy to find the common thread and crystallize a purpose that gives momentum to our most heartfelt aspirations, but consideration of this topic has been one of the most meaningful and practical activities I have found, and I would love to be there for others looking to do the same in their own ways.
Our group will be limited to 8 participants, so if you are interested, please register soon by going to my contact page and giving the following information: 1. your full name and 2. a couple of sentences about why you are interested in this group, and if you’d like, feel free to briefly share any hopes or fears that come up for you around this. I will let you know about the status of your registration within about 48 hours! Looking forward to this! 🙂